Monday, July 28, 2014

Orlando 12-Year-Old Named 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Award Winner - Cybergolf

Orlando 12-Year-Old Named 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Award Winner - Cybergolf: Two years ago he decided not to accept gifts for his own birthday party, instead turning it into a fundraiser to underwrite the parties of kids who had never had their own birthday celebration. Though not even a teenager, Johnny now has a 501(c)3 charitable designation for "A Birthday Party Wish, Inc." because he, with the help of his sister, family and friends, sponsors birthday parties for underprivileged kids in the Orlando area.

Because of his passion for golf, humble nature and charitable ventures, Johnny Wright has been named the winner of the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Award, given an

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech - capradio.org

Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech - capradio.org: To counter that, a growing number of nonprofits are popping up in Oakland to help young blacks and Latinos break into the industry.

The Goal Is Exposure

Every afternoon this summer, Armstrong is in the offices of a small nonprofit called Hack the Hood. Her job is to fix websites for clients.

"I'm trying to do an outline," she says, staring at a page on her laptop that has a lot of links. "You click on it, it takes you everywhere in the world. I like short and simple."

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

University projects lend a hand to nonprofits’ efforts | StarNewsOnline.com

University projects lend a hand to nonprofits’ efforts | StarNewsOnline.com: n addition to their normal school activities, this semester a number of students at the University of North Carolina Wilmington have been busy working on projects for local nonprofit organizations. As part of the Nonprofit Leadership Experience course, students have completed projects benefiting nonprofits in our region.

Young people twice as likely to want to volunteer as other age groups

Young people twice as likely to want to volunteer as other age groups: Young people aged 16 to 24 are twice as likely to want to volunteer as other age groups but many charities are reluctant to recruit them, the chief executive of the Scout Association told Parliamentarians yesterday.

Speaking at a session of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Civil Society and Volunteering in the House of Commons, Matt Hyde said his charity’s research showed a very high appetite for volunteering at younger ages.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

One Percent for Good

One Percent for Good: Volftsun and few other teens in Northern Virginia where she lived pooled their money and together decided which organizations in the area and in Israel would receive their gifts. This was through the Jewish Youth Philanthropy Institute (JYPI), an organization her mom had helped co-found. Both immigrants from the former Soviet Union, Volftsun’s parents felt indebted to the Jewish community for bringing them to America and made it their mission to teach their daughters the importance of tzedakah.



Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Kids raise funds for effort to build village health center | News | Almanac Online |

Kids raise funds for effort to build village health center | News | Almanac Online |: Such is the case with third-graders at Laurel School, who saved their allowances, worked around the house, and staffed lemonade stands to contribute to a $20,000 fund for the construction of a health center in Uganda

Youth Philanthropy Council | YouthServe Birmingham

Youth Philanthropy Council | YouthServe Birmingham: he Youth Philanthropy Council seeks to involve young people, ages 15-18, in the learning and giving aspects of philanthropy. We define philanthropy as: the giving of time, treasure, or talent for the common good. We will learn together about non-profits, professionalism, grant writing and grant making, as well as the needs of the Birmingham Community. We will have dynamic speakers and visit cool places all over Birmingham. YPC participants will also create a Request for Proposals, so that local organizations can apply for grants from the YPC.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Nonprofit Outreach helps homeless teens celebrate graduation

Nonprofit Outreach helps homeless teens celebrate graduation: Jones is one of 25 homeless or formerly homeless seniors who received help from the faith-based organization this past year to enable them to earn their high school diploma or GED. The organization provides necessities and services, such as food, clothing, transportation, tutoring, textbooks — even fancy duds for prom and caps and gowns for graduation — for more than 400 homeless young men and women aged 14-24 each year, according to its website.

The graduating students and Outreach employees gathered at an open house graduation party Saturday at Post Road Christian Church on Indianapolis' Far Eastside. Local companies, organizations and residents donated goods and services for graduation gifts for the youths.

Friday, June 13, 2014

JUF News : Building a foundation

JUF News : Building a foundation: Give a bunch of teens $25,000 and remarkable things can happen.

That’s exactly what Voices: The Chicago Jewish Teen Foundation has been doing each year for the past decade. The Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago project puts high school students in full control of their own charitable foundation, teaching them the ins and outs of philanthropy and opening their eyes to needs they n

Praise for Scottish school pupils’ involvement in charity programme - Perth & Kinross / Local / News / The Courier

Praise for Scottish school pupils’ involvement in charity programme - Perth & Kinross / Local / News / The Courier: An initiative which enables young people to speak up for local charities they believe in was celebrated in Perth yesterday.

In the past six years nearly �1 million has been donated to grassroots charities through the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI).

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Youth hope to better community with projects

Youth hope to better community with projects: Area youth with a vision of how to make their community a better place will have the chance to make a positive change with the help of the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

The foundation announced the winners of its first Youth Philanthropy Contest Wednesday during a ceremony at Midland University. Young people in grades K-12 were invited this spring to compete in the Youth Philanthropy Contest. The contest asked for project ideas that would better the community and could be completed within nine months. Winning projects received a $1,000 grant from the foundation.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Teen Philanthropy Movement Growing | The Jewish Week

Teen Philanthropy Movement Growing | The Jewish Week: Josh Satok is bringing Jewish teen philanthropy to Nova Scotia, Canada. The recent Yale University graduate was inspired to do so by a class on grant making he took at school.

“Basically, in this course we were the guinea pigs. A private donor gave us $50,000 and said, ‘You kids are smart. Do something good with this.’”

Youth efforts give back to VDO�|�Haliburton Echo

Youth efforts give back to VDO�|�Haliburton Echo: our local teens are bringing brilliant smiles to the people who run the Volunteer Dental Outreach for Haliburton County after earning a $5,000 grant through the Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) competition last week.
The YPI grant motivates high school students across Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom to learn about local charities, within the community and empowers students to advocate for a charity.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

How Faith-Based Hope Endeavors Effectively Fights the AIDS Epidemic and Changes Lives in the U.S. and Africa - The TechSoup Blog - Community - TechSoup

How Faith-Based Hope Endeavors Effectively Fights the AIDS Epidemic and Changes Lives in the U.S. and Africa - The TechSoup Blog - Community - TechSoup: When 14-year-old Maddie thinks she has it tough, she thinks of Bethany. The two girls met at Hope Village Orphan Care Center in Malawi. Besides their age, the two girls have very little in common. Both of Bethany’s parents died of complications from AIDS. With three younger siblings to care for, Bethany dropped out of school. She spent her days collecting sticks in hopes of selling them at a local market so she could feed her siblings. Maddie is from a small town in Michigan. Prior to her trip to Malawi her biggest problems revolved around school, boys and the mall. Deeply impact by the time she spent with Bethany in Malawi, Maddie returned to Michigan with a new perspective on life

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Youngstown News, YSU Program’s students pay it forward

Youngstown News, YSU Program’s students pay it forward: Youngstown State University students in the Nonprofit Leadership academic program gained hands-on experience in philanthropy this spring through the Pay It Forward: Strengthening Communities through Student-Led Philanthropy Initiative.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Youth advisory Committee Awards $16,000 in Grants to Local Organizations - bctv.org - Local news about Berks County and Reading, Pa.: Community

Youth advisory Committee Awards $16,000 in Grants to Local Organizations - bctv.org - Local news about Berks County and Reading, Pa.: Community: The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) of Berks County Community Foundation awarded $16,000 in grants to ten nonprofit agencies for programs that empower youth in Berks County.

Started in 1998, the Youth Advisory Committee teaches teenagers about philanthropy, and helps them understand community issues that affect them.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Teen philanthropists award nonprofits $10,000 in grant funding - Quad Cities Online

Teen philanthropists award nonprofits $10,000 in grant funding - Quad Cities Online: BETTENDORF -- Area nonprofits will receive a total of $10,000 in grants from Teens for Tomorrow (T4T), the youth philanthropy program of the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend. Teen members met on Sunday, May 4th, to decide the grant recipients from a pool of 23 applicants. The Community Foundation's Board of Directors approved their decisions on Tuesday, May 6.

Philanthropy has more intrinsic benefits than you think - The Denver Post

Philanthropy has more intrinsic benefits than you think - The Denver Post: Philanthropy delivers real-time health benefits.

Brain scans reveal that the mere thought of helping others by planning to make a donation makes people happier. Actual face-to-face helping also triggers areas of the brain associated with happiness.

Philanthropy has more intrinsic benefits than you think - The Denver Post

Philanthropy has more intrinsic benefits than you think - The Denver Post: Philanthropy brings families together — today.

Children as young as 3 can begin to learn about philanthropy. Teens can volunteer their time and share a portion of their allowance or earnings with a worthy cause. Young adults can actively participate in developing and implementing a family's strategy for giving. Mature adult children can become meaningfully involved in managing a family's charitable endeavors.

By making charitable efforts a lifelong, joint endeavor, families discuss important subjects, learn how to make decisions and solve problems collaboratively, and develop new ways to connect and grow as a cohesive, functional unit. It's never too late to start.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Teenage Cancer Trust fundraiser Stephen hits back at Twitter attacks

Teenage Cancer Trust fundraiser Stephen hits back at Twitter attacks: Bowel cancer patient 19-year-old Stephen Sutton, who has raised �3.2m for the Teenage Cancer Trust, has been moved to respond to tweets from donors complaining they have been “duped”, as he recovers enough to be able to leave hospital.

Messages sent to the teenager included some people saying they deserved a refund and expressing doubts about the authenticity of the Sutton’s story and his sudden recovery.

The teenager responded to a tweet, sent from a now deleted account, saying: “Sorry to disappoint you! So you know, I still have my cancer and it's still incurable, if that makes you feel less 'duped' x”.

Monday, May 05, 2014

The Youth Advisory Committee of The Luzerne Foundation awards grants to local nonprofits - Times Leader

The Youth Advisory Committee of The Luzerne Foundation awards grants to local nonprofits - Times Leader: The Youth Advisory Committee of The Luzerne Foundation awarded its first grants at its inaugural dinner Sunday at Genetti’s Best Western & Conference Center.

The nonprofit recipients are CASA, Volunteers in Medicine, Wyoming Valley Children’s Association and Marley’s Mission.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Inspirational young cancer survivor honoured as Great Kid

Inspirational young cancer survivor honoured as Great Kid: As one of 16 recipients of this year’s Great Kids Awards, given annually by Alberta Government’s Human Services, Olivia moved beyond her cancer battles to give to others, raising money for charity with her 20 cousins.

Their tight-knit group called “Can Change Cousins” participates in regular charity drives, collecting bottles and other recyclables to donate to those in need.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Winston-Salem Foundation Announces 2014 Youth Grantmakers in Action Recipients

Winston-Salem Foundation Announces 2014 Youth Grantmakers in Action Recipients: Youth Grantmakers in Action (YGA) hosted its annual grant celebration event on April 16 at the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools’ Career Center. YGA announced five grants totaling $2,010 that were made to positive projects that will help the youth of Forsyth County come together to make a difference in our community.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Are Investments in Experiential Jewish Education for Teens Worthwhile?

Are Investments in Experiential Jewish Education for Teens Worthwhile?: We know from program evaluations by the Foundation for Jewish Camping and individual camps that summer camp has a positive impact on teens’ Jewish identity as well as on their Jewish education.

But how are the various experiential efforts to engage teens – philanthropy circles, volunteer programs, youth groups – faring in terms of Jewish education?

This question and others are behind our decision to conduct a comprehensive, independent national evaluation of Moving Tradition’s signature program, Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing!